Nucor “monkey noises” suit get class cert

“A group of black workers at a South Carolina steel plant won class certification in a lawsuit claiming that “monkey noises” were broadcast over the speakers to communicate with black workers. They also claimed they were unfairly denied promotions at Nucor Corp.
     The 4th Circuit ruled that the workers “certainly presented compelling direct evidence of discrimination, such as denials of promotions when more junior white employees were granted promotions, denial of the ability to cross-train during regular shifts like their white counterparts, and a statement by a white supervisor that he would never promote a black employee.”



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